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as a convenience for consumers. many people we talked with agree. local beer and wine shops oppose. they are framing their argument around concerns of losing their business and employees losing their jobs. suppose near the mill for the soda while there is a section dedicated to beer and wine. >> it would be more convenient to be able to get everything at one time. >> it might help people make a better choice of what -- if they're going to a grocery store, they might have made a bigger -- better choice for eating instead of just drinking. >> 64% of voters favored. 31% oppose, 5% offered no response. the same poll finds that women feel stronger than men. the baltimore suburbs followed by the eastern shore and southern maryland, their alliance -- they are more strongly in favor of it. >> they will stack displays up like this. it will not have to hire anybody. >> smaller businesses are opposed. >> we will lose our jobs. the smaller stores will go out of business, the cannot compete. >> locally owned liquor stores are already feeling pinched. >> we are being pecked to death. it is the b
brightly. >> live, local, late-breaking. this is 11 news at 6:00. >> are big story, family, friends, and committee members say farewell to a former state senator clarence mitchell iii. he died following a long battle with cancer at age 72. we will have a live report in just a moment. police investigate an overnight shooting in baltimore county. it happened one:45 in woodlawn. police say they found an adult male inside a vehicle sovereign from a gunshot wound. he was taken to the hospital life-threatening injuries. at this hour his condition is not known. there is no word on a suspect or possible motive. >> hours earlier, city police responded to the area of fairview avenue to find a 60- romance shot in the head at about 11:00 on garrison boulevard. the victim was taken to hospital but died a short time later. there is also no word on a suspect or possible motive. >> the weather was absolutely gorgeous today. some changes are on the way. no rain nearby. you can see on the radar a few little showers in new york state and the state of maine. more in the dakotas and minnesota and back i
of local impact aid in the city. there is nothing in place to do anything with the funds. casino operator will get a 7% tax break and the opportunity to lower it by another 3%. the trade-off is a temporary decline in gambling revenues going into the education trust fund. the bottom line, if question seven passes, baltimore gain from jobs and a portion of table game revenue, but again, there is a trade-off. an analysis finds gaming interests, rather than public interest, are calling the shots. >> some clergy members came out today in opposition to expanded gambling. barry simms picks up the story and continues our commitment 2012 coverage. >> expanding gambling is one of the issues on the minds of religious leaders but they are also trying to have an impact on some other ballot initiatives. it is very clear that they don't all agree. it is the rallying cry of politicians and ministers opposed to expanding gambling in maryland, seeking to defeat question 7 on election day. >> we have to stop this silly logic that says we can fund our virtues by expanding our vices. >> the focus, jobs and ed
. rummies seized on this earlier today accusing biden of doubling down on the nile. >> locally come a new television ads supporting expanded gambling targeting voters in baltimore. and implies that a question 7 does not pass that a casino may not open in baltimore city. we asked david collins to look into the claim and he joins us with our own fact check. >> the last line of the tv ad got our attention. the general manager of the new baltimore city casinos as we are ready to build here and all that has to happen as question 7. >> we are ready to build right here. we are ready and it's real. all that has to happen as question 7. >> this claim is misleading. the casino will operate regardless of the outcome. they awarded caesars entertainment group a license over the summer and they will operate south of the stadium under the harrah's name. a city review panel rejected the proposal for a massive parking garages. they are seeking changes in the plans for traffic flow. the two-story facility will have 3700 slot machines. they want to partner with hotels and restaurants including shuttles back
institute --www.ncicap.org-- >> live, local, latebreaking. >> everything is calm now in the baltimore area, but there is a possibility it may not be pleasant on monday. maryland is bracing for a hurricane sandy. sandy has killed at least 41 people. >> we have live team coverage tonight. david collins spoke with maryland officials about emergency response. sarah is live in ocean city with how they are preparing. with tony. to begin how bad is this going to be? >> i have a little bit of good news. it does not look like maryland is going to get the worst case scenario. this is monday night and tuesday we're talking about. the route most of the weekend, there will not be a lot going on -- threw out most of the weekend, there will not be a lot going on. over on the right-hand side of your screen, you can see the center of the storm. that starts to produce some heavy rain. by the time we get into monday morning. at the center of the storm, it does not come up the chesapeake bay. that is most certainly good news. we're still going to get some heavy rain and wind gusting between 30 and 50 miles pe
. right now, u local as a challenge to collect photos of rally caps. or you can go to wbaltv.com and click on u local. the sixth avenue -- the sixth annual purple evening has been postponed. it has been pushed back to november 5. the organizers say with the potential playoff game at oriole park, they would not be able to hold 5000 purple members in the capacity and the standard expected. the tickets already purchased will be honored in november. >> your bge bill could be going up. that is if a commission goes with recommendations from a task force. we have more on this report. >> these recommendations are not a done deal. the report now has to go to the public service commission for its approval. >> bge spent wednesday participating in a storm drill, the same day a report was released on how to improve the reliability and resiliency of marilyn's electric distribution system. it is our report -- marilyn's and electric distribution system. it is a report ordered by gov. martin o'malley. the recommendations include more underground wires and more aggressive tree management, strategies that bg
. >> a huge impact on stemming the flow of drugs. with the epicenter of the gang locally known as the world's most dangerous. as many as 21 of the members and associates have moved a multiple pounds of heroin and cocaine through the baltimore metro each week. neighbors fearing for their lives, people smoking crack on their front porches. still under investigation. this is the world the hartford county task force infiltrated. dodge those members that deal with violence and drugs and those that bring drugs into the county to poison and kill our children, we're looking for you and the sooner or later, we will find you. in february, the wiretap several members and helped build a case. >> we have identified those located in the atlanta georgia region. and then from baltimore city, they were supplying these gang members and drug dealers. >> eight are charged federally. they seized a combined $680,000 worth of heroin, cocaine, and marijuana. the mission is to target violent offenders and put them in jail for a long time. >> with repeater offenders, we get a parole for 25 with no parole sentences.
of the american league division series, 6:15 sunday night. local companies from print shops to retail shops were busy putting out merchandise like these t-shirts. a war up all night basically working to get them to the stores. -- they were working all night basically to get them to the stores. >> last night, it was crazy. i have not slept at all. we're just getting ready for today. we knew that it would be crazy before we got here. 7:00 in the morning, people are already waiting. we opened up at 8:00, we opened early, and we will probably stay late. >> we were there last night when the fans went nuts after the orioles recorded their final out against the rangers. of course, celebration it and sued and outside of these merchants. i was -- the celebration in sudan outside of these merchants. i was told they will not have any official alds orioles- yankees shirts. you can only get those shirts and the orioles when the alds and go on to win the alcs. tickets, sunday and monday are basically sold out. some tickets are being returned, so check the orioles' website if you want to try to get those ticke
. >> you are watching wbal-tv 11 news. live, local, late breaking, this is 11 news at 6:00. >> our big story tonight is the preparation for and status of hurricane sandy. >> thousands are being told to evacuate. >> airlines have canceled more than 5000 flights as it moves north. we have lied team coverage. first, we throw it over to tom tasselmyer. he has been tracking the storm for day. >> it is still a ways off but already impacting our whether. it is well over 300 miles to the south of ocean city. we have been dealing with showers on the eastern shore down to north carolina. even though it is hundreds of miles away, it is already influencing our weather. we have the front off to the west. then we have the bands coming in from the east. the two will combine to with the maryland-pennsylvania line. where they come together, snady is expected to become stronger. the storm is only going to get worse as it makes it approach. for more on the expected track, let's go to john collins at the weatherboard. >> here is the track and timing. the wind is 75 miles an hour. that is a minor hurricane
food stands and 30 other exhibitors. the report says visitors spent $44 million in local restaurant and $6.80 million and overnight stays at hotels and motels. 65,000 people visited ford mcginley. 15,000 gathered to meet the blue angels. >> looking at the direct and indirect economic impact, about $161 million over the celebration. direct spending from visitors, vendors, and advertising. that money is then we spent in the local community. but the event generated $5.70 billion in state taxes. >> $4.80 million was invested to put on the sailabration. we are talking about for every dollar spent, about $35 was returned. >> this report indicates that nearly one-third of the visitors came from out of state and each spent about $80. the report also says that 70 percent of all the visitors spent as much as five hours in the city of baltimore. david collins, wbal-tv 11 news. >> connecting with veterans. one maryland colleges on the way to do so. >> plus, the southeast shake out. how students a baltimore city elementary school prepared for a potential earthquake. >> terrell suggs, coming up l
with more rain earlier today. we will see when the wet weather moves out. >> live. local. late breaking. you're watching wbal-tv 11 news at 6 with rod daniels and donna hamilton. tom tasselmyer and 11 sports director jerry sandusky. sky team 11 covering breaking news. news. wbal-tv 11 news [ male announcer ] for the dreamers... and those well grounded. for what's around this corner... and the next. there's cash flow options from pnc. solutions to help businesses like yours accelerate receivables, manage payments, and help ensure access to credit. because we know how important cash flow is to reaching your goals. pnc bank. for the achiever in you. >> 40 animals were taken from animal control in anne arundel county. the owner of the animals has a different story. rob roblin has the details. >> it all started from an anonymous call. >> it started with the seizure of 40 animals including this pig, two turtles, three snakes, birds, dogs, and other animals from this home in pasadena. >> most of the animals we talked the not have access to fresh food or water. those who did had water, it was not pa
are allowed, they will hire an additional 500 people. local residents will be considered first for the jobs. when asked about concerns over revenue would go, they said they could not answer, adding at is the state's responsibility. >> tuesday 9:00 p.m. is the deadline to register to vote in this year's presidential election. you can also register online. the process is quite short and the elections director says it could help to boost the number of registered voters. >> we have seen over the last month or so an increase in voter registration. as time goes on, we will be able to get a number of those that registered on line, compared to walking in. >> early voting begins october 27 and runs through november 1. each county in the baltimore area has the least one location for early voting, and there are five in baltimore city. if you choose early voting, you conducted any site in your county. for more commitment 2012 covered, go over to our website cat wbaltv.com. >> police in anne arundel county turned to technology to improve communication between students and the officers to patrol their sc
need to come to safety. >> you are taking them to a local shelter. no one was hurt? >> no, no one was hurt. this is very good news. >> they are trying to figure out how to get here? >> they are like town times. -- homes. they are one level. this is a concern for the citizens there. >> and 911 was working. >> 911 worked perfectly. the state government brought in the assets. >> we will let you get back to what you have to do. some 45 different agencies, including federal agencies. they were here to
, the orioles and yankees will resume their rivalry. it could be an interesting nine innings for this local couple. >> he is from new york. >> i was born the yankees fan. it is kind of rough coming to a game with a girlfriend who is a hard core orioles fan. >> will of the orioles. let's beat the yankees. >> i hate them so much. >> 2012 is the year. let's go. >> with the ravens win this afternoon, if the post can pull off a win, there will be a lot of home time pride in the tonight. >> the orioles and yankees split the regular season both winning nine games each. to a dance, they will have to win three of five against new york. pete gilbert has more on the match and game 1 starters. >> we are setting the stage we were not sure we would see again. it is playoff baseball at camden yards. the fans are filing in. this is a nip in the air. we're used to that. it is nice to have baseball in october. the orioles against the yankees, the first 05 games. no one thought the team would be here. we realized they had not been under .500 at any point in this season. from that point forward, they have move
the fans. details ahead. [captioning made possible by constellation energy group] " >> live, local, latebreaking -- this is wbal-tv 11 news at 6:00. >> the ravens got another narrow victory this afternoon over the dallas cowboys 31-29. despite the late surge by the cowboys, the ravens held on to extend to the winning record to 14. we have live coverage. sheldon dutes joins us with the and reaction. we begin with gerry sandusky who has the highlights. >> i did not think i would see anything closer than the marathon yesterday. we saw something this afternoon even crazier. the finish was wildly unpredictable in the 31-29 win for the ravens that sends them off to a 5-1 start the season. this was the action with the ball. he took the ball deep in the end zone and took off running untouched. the nfl recor time 108-yard kick gave the ravens the lead. the ravens are up eight. the touchdown reception. the cowboys went back for the two-point conversion to tie it. he was there but dropped the ball. the ravens still have the lead with 32 seconds left. the cowboys converted on the kick and set
>> you're watching wbal-tv 11, live, local, late-breaking, this is 11 news at 6:00 p.m. >> heavy rain and strong winds from hurricane sandy are hammering the north carolina coastline. conditions are expected to get worse overnight. sandy is making her presence felt along the eastern seaboard tonight. >> forecasters warn the outer bands of this storm are just a preview of the hurricane's strength. we have team coverage tonight as the storm approaches the mid-atlantic region. sarah sampson is in ocean city tonight, where residents could be on the front line of the storm. george is in the low-lying areas of fell's point as people are gathering sandbags. but let's go to our meteorologist who is tracking the storm. john, what's the latest? >> well, sandy is a hurricane, marginal, category one, with 75-mile-an-hour winds, a little better than 300 miles away from cape hatteras. here's what the weather looks like for us. we had the cold front to the west and all that moisture coming up from the south from sandy. but it's kind of held down to the extreme southeast virginia, the mouth of t
at the airport. 73 downtown. >> live, local, latebreaking -- this is wbal-tv 11 news at 6:00. with rod daniels and donna hamilton. your forecast with tom tasselmyer. wbal-tv 11 news continues i've always been lucky. flew 37 bombing missions over germany. made it home every time. i'm lucky to have good friends who are all still around, and we're all lucky to have a friend named ben. ben's protected our medicare and veterans' benefits. and he's helping my 13 grandchildren afford college. he's my friend, ben. i hope he's your friend, too. i'm ben cardin, and i'm honored to approve this message. >> it has been five years since the baltimore school system updated its student search policy. that is about to change. the school board will review changes next week. the review comes on the heels of four gun-related incidents on school campuses. the new head of safety and security says the district will continue to enforce the policy on the books until a revised one is adopted. >> parent notification is important, but sometimes the need for safety and security in reacting to an emergency situation, we ha
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